1742 July 31 (Saturday). Heard that a Barn of Mr. Gleson of Sudbury was burnt by the Lightning last Night in which was a good Quantity of English Hay and Grain: and that Four Cattle were killed at Framingham. Thomas brought home a Load of Hay from the Meadow and got in our Rye. N.B. The Hay (being the last) at the Meadow all Secured. N.B. Mr. Helyer from Boston here, on his Journey to preach at Grafton. N.B. a refreshing Shower to Day also. I rode to Southborough and Mr. Stone to Westborough at Eve.
Jonathan Helyer (1719-1745), Harvard 1738, minister of the First Congregational Church, Newport, Rhode Island, 1744-1745; SHG, 10:294-95.